PRLog - Jan. 16, 2013 - EXTON, Pa. -- Downingtown, PA, January 16th 2013 - The Believe and Achieve Foundation ( http://www.believeandachievefoundation.org ) presented a donation check for $15,000.00 to the Chester County Food Bank for the Backpack Buddy Program. The Backpack Buddy program currently feeds 1,000 local elementary children in need each month by providing a backpack of food each weekend. Realizing the vital role that food and nutrition play in a child’s physical and mental development, the Backpack Buddy program ensures that these children have access to food on weekends, throughout the entire school year. Typical food items the program provides are Peanut Butter, pouches of tuna and chicken, fruit cups, fruit juice boxes, healthy cereal, macaroni and cheese, Pasta, dried fruit and shelf-stable milk. The backpacks are delivered to local elementary schools every Friday during the school year by volunteers and teachers.
Believe and Achieve Donation to Chester County Food Bank
The check was presented by Fred Gunther, President & Founder of the Believe & Achieve Foundation, and was handed to Larry Welsch, Executive Director of the Chester County Food Bank. The presentation took place on Wednesday, January 16th at the Chester County Food Bank located in Downingtown, PA.
This gift is the result of donations raised from the Believe and Achieve Foundation’s Charity Golf Outing held this past September, private individual contributions and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of “Hatimals”;
“It is the Foundation’s goal to provide necessary enrichment and education programs to less fortunate children throughout Chester & Montgomery Counties. Believe & Achieve is a tremendous Foundation and this $15,000 will assist just 10% of our local kids in need. I urge every local business and household in the community to help out as every dollar goes to this tremendous cause. Please visit www.believeandachievefoundation.org to contribute!”, said Fred Gunther, Founder of the Believe & Achieve Foundation.
In addition to the current 1,000 children receiving food assistance with the program, there are 11,000 more children in Chester County elementary schools eligible for the Backpack Buddy Program. Although food donations are always appreciated, monetary contributions help increase the buying power to purchase bulk quantities of food supplies at a discounted price.
For more information and to make donations, please visit www.believeandachievefoundation.org or send tax deductible donations to Believe & Achieve Foundation 124 S. Ship Rd., Exton, PA 19341.
About The Believe and Achieve Foundation
Established in 2010, The Believe & Achieve Foundation works to improve not only the basic needs of at-risk families in our own neighborhoods, but aims to develop the self-esteem and confidence that will help them believe in themselves to achieve their goals. Through varying programs and activities, The Believe & Achieve Foundation is committed to provide more than healthy foods to satisfy the basic needs of low and moderate-income families in Chester and Montgomery Counties. The Foundation equips these families with the knowledge and resources needed to help them live their lives to their fullest potential.
The Believe & Achieve Foundation donates 100% of its contributions to their outreach programs and is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit Foundation.